• Biodiversity impact measurement tool for investors to be created

    23 September 2020

    Four French asset managers have issued a mandate to develop a tool to help investors integrate nature and biodiversity considerations into their decision making.

  • ISS ESG launches transition bond second party opinion service

    05 August 2020

    ISS ESG has updated its second party opinion (SPO) methodology to support issuers of transition bonds ahead of guidance being published later in 2020.

  • Nippon Life to test impact investing waters with TPG investment

    14 July 2020

    Nippon Life intends to invest this month in TPG's Rise Fund, as part of a plan to eventually invest JPY30 billion ($280 million), through its own strategy, into companies targeting a measurable positive social or environmental impact alongside financial returns.

  • Coronabonds webinar: Axa adopts 'flexible' approach as it invests heavily

    25 June 2020

    Axa Investment Managers has tried not to be "too stringent" when assessing bonds issued in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, as its total investment in so-called 'coronabonds' approaches half a billion euros.

  • Transition finance guidelines to be published 'by end of year'

    23 June 2020

    A working group convened by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) exploring the theme of 'climate transition finance' expects to publish guidelines by the end of the year, but stopped short of saying when a formal set of principles might be launched.

  • Sustainalytics launches transition bonds second-party opinion service

    03 June 2020

    ESG data provider Sustainalytics has launched a transition bond second-party opinion service, the first of its kind in the rapidly evolving labeled bond market.

  • APG and Axa buy big in €60bn Covid-19 bond market

    22 May 2020

    APG Asset Management has invested €554 million ($604 million) in 'Covid-19 bonds' in recent weeks, a market it estimated could already be as large as €60 billion.

  • ESG leaders more resilient during coronavirus downturn, says AXA IM

    20 April 2020

    The shares and bonds of companies with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings have proved more resilient during the coronavirus market crash than their ESG laggard peers, according to research by Axa Investment Managers.

  • Boom time for green bond funds

    04 March 2020

    Green bond funds reported sizeable assets growth in 2019, Ahren Lester explains, as the green bond market benefitted from rising market credibility and the arrival of ubiquitous corporate names.

  • AXA reveals more details of third impact fund

    25 November 2019